AAMA issues first industry professional Certification for FenestrationMasters Program

Kevin Zuege of Quanex Building Products was the first person to successfully complete the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) FenestrationMasters(™) program, earning the FenestrationMaster(™) professional certification.

Currently, Quanex has nearly 40 students enrolled in AAMA’s FenestrationMasters program, with five successfully passing the certification exam.  


“Quanex raised a worthy challenge when it asked its commercial team to invest in the professional credential of the AAMA FenestrationMasters program,” says Zuege. “To best compliment my past degree in engineering and my 20 years of fenestration experience, I thought it was best to pursue the FenestrationMaster offering within the two choices available to us.”


“We are very proud that our very own Kevin Zuege is the first official licensed, FenestrationMaster certified professional,” says Mike Hovan of Quanex. “Completion of the FenestrationAssociate(™) and FenestrationMaster program assures that our field sales, technical service and customer service teams have the industry and product knowledge to service our customer base.”


Zuege notes that the biggest benefit of the FenestrationMaster coursework was “discovering the breadth of AAMA’s technical support to the fenestration industry.” Zuege goes on to add, “The wide range of standards supporting components was one familiar area, but the depth of standards that support full window testing and all the information on installation techniques helped me become a believer in using the course to know what all exists within the four walls (and ceiling) of the AAMA library of guides and standards.”

* About FenestrationMasters *

FenestrationMasters was developed to help companies differentiate their business and increase their credibility by offering their customers the benefit of employees who have pursued a well-rounded education in the fenestration industry.


“FenestrationMasters is truly unique in that it is the only publicly available professional education and certification program concentrated on the fenestration industry. Due to AAMA’s material and product neutrality, as well as our long history of technical expertise, students will learn from an unbiased, industry-leading source,” says Angela Dickson, AAMA's marketing manager.


There are two different credentials available through the program, both requiring successful completion of the applicable coursework and the certification exam: FenestrationMaster and FenestrationAssociate. There are no prerequisites to qualify for the FenestrationAssociate (entry-level) certification. To qualify for the FenestrationMaster (advanced-level) certification, one of the following prerequisites must be met:

* Four-year degree in engineering, architecture or applied sciences and four years fenestration product-related experience

* Six years fenestration product-related experience


For a full course listing, visit www.aamanet.org/FenestrationMasters. A current list of FenestrationMasters certified professionals is also available on the AAMA website.


* More Information *

More information about AAMA and its activities can be found via the AAMA Media Relations page or on the AAMA website, http://www.aamanet.org.

AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification, and educational programs for the fenestration industry.(SM)

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